Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

Dude, where’s my memory?

A session I have wanted to see. Marciej Pilecki has done this before with high ratings and I have missed until today He starts with a description of how memory is allocated in the 32 and 64 bit systems. One … Continue reading

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Brad McGehee talking about tempdb issues

Brad presented a session that tries to help you identify and fix tempdb problems. Performance monitor is your friend. the local disks, avg read and write counters should help you determine if I/O is an issue. Watch for systems where … Continue reading

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Brian Kelley on Security at SQL Server Connections

Random notes from Brian Kelley’s security talk. Brian spent a number of years working a a security guy for a bank in the Windows and infrastructure teams. Networking, the UDP port is 1434. This is the listener and browser for … Continue reading

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Data Improves Lives

I’m not sure if this NYT article will get through, but I really liked “This Data Isn’t Dull. It Improves Lives“. It talks about how government data that’s around and using it to provide other services and enrich lives. Even … Continue reading

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